Parents, Guardians, and Students of Tumbler Ridge Secondary School,
On behalf of the staff at Tumbler Ridge Secondary, we hope that you are as well as you can be during this trying time. As you know, in class instruction has been suspended and schools are not open to the public. Our staff is working diligently this week to develop plans around the Continuity of Learning for our students. Learning at home will be a different experience for many, and a focus on their studies will enable students to keep on track.
Continuation of Learning:
You should expect to receive communication from your child’s teachers by April 6th regarding education plans for their classes. At this time, we are asking parents to provide feedback on communication and technology access at home. Staff will be sending out messages to all parents with a short survey. Please send a response to the questions by replying to the email.
If you do not have computer/internet access in your home, we will work with you to adapt learning plans. Our goal is for all students to be able to complete the required assignments with the resources they have in their homes.
As teachers work through a continuation of education plan, know that they will have guidelines regarding curriculum and expectations of time or volume of work. There will also be arrangements for work to be returned and assessed. Some of this may be on-line or through work packages. We know this may be particularly challenging and stressful time for our students in Grade 12. We will be working to support our Grade 12’s in completing their requirements for graduation and hope those students will be able to celebrate their graduation in a meaningful way.
We are asking students/parents to call the office (250-242-4227) to make an appointment to pick up student belongings starting on Wednesday April 1st. We will share a plan for the pick-up of items from the school this week through our website and social media outlets. Please do not otherwise come to the school as it is closed to the public at this time.
As we continue to plan this week, please watch the SD59 and TRSS websites and social media sites for information and updates. Attached is a FAQ with answers to commonly asked questions about continuation of instruction and what this week will look like. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at the school.
Stay safe and take care,
Tumbler Ridge Secondary School